Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
that could wrap around the superdome twice according to the bakers. guinness officials are expected to verify soon whether the cake qualifies as the world's largest king cake. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. did you get to check out the harvest moon last night? >> i didn't get a chance. >> you missed it. it was absolutely incredible. a lot around the country got to see it. when it rose last night and the sun was setting, moon was rising it looked so huge on the horizon they call it one of the biggest harvest moons we've ever had. as far as today we have a couple different weather stories. equally as hot in the southeast and very wet in the northern plains. yesterday was 95 in d.c. this was middle of the summer type area, areas of tenet healthcare and memphis easily into the mid to upper 90s. alabama, mississippi, this looks like the middle of the summer. we can't cool things off finally but eventually it will happen. it's a very warm morning from kansas city to atlanta.
Sep 5, 2010 8:00am EDT
,000 people shook it all about in coralville, iowa, to get into the guinness book for the biggest hokie pokey dance ever. who knew there was already one on record. they beat the record by about 2500 people. >>> and another judge is leaving american idol. it's been confirmed that kara dioguardi is moving on. she said it's time to move on to other projects. simon cowell and ellen degeneres left after the past season. jennifer lopez and steven tyler are widely rumored to be new judges. >> it will be interesting to see. >> it will be. and as we were discussing, we'll see which of the two come out but you have to have somebody in there that has the music knowledge. >> because we're talking about the careers of these kids. somebody needs to know what is going on. and we'll see if we see a scowl there too. let's look at our national satellite shot. we have clear conditions and down in the southwestern gulf, there is a system there we are watching closely. it has a 60% chance of becoming tropical. so we're not sure how it will develop. it's not quite very well organized right now. but as it moves int